The most magical time of the year is upon us and the Principality of Monaco rose once again to the occasion with the most wonderful Christmas decorations and activities, to bring you the warmth of Christmas.
The Monte-Carlo Casino Square
The Casino Square is going all out once again this year. On top of the traditional magical Christmas lights and decorations all along the Square that will uplift your Christmas spirit, the Monte-Carlo Casino has prepared a spectacular light show on its facade.
The Principality of Monaco never stops! Here are the exhibitions to see now in Monaco for the month of November and December 2018 as well as January 2019.
"Prehistoric and Protohistoric Art" exhibition
- When: May 30, 2018 - January 31, 2019
- Where: Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology
The Principality of Monaco will host the third edition of the Monte-Carlo Boxing Bonanza on November 24 2018, a special night of world championship boxing.
Proudly presented by Eddie Hearn and the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the Monte-Carlo Boxing Bonanza is a boxing tournament that will showcase four exceptional fights. It is set in the prestigious Salle Medecin at the Casino de Monte-Carlo ; Eddie Hearn is an English boxing promoter and managing director of Matchroom Sport.
No Finish Line is a charity event that is taking place every year in Monaco since 1999, and that is organized under the High Patronage of HSH the Prince Albert II of Monaco.
The 19th edition of No Finish Line will take place November 10 - 18, 2018 in Fontvieille.
What is No Finish Line?
The Monaco International Clubbing Show (MICS) is a professional trade show for clubs, private beaches, hotels, restaurants, and bars, that is organized every year in the Principality of Monaco. The 2018 edition will take place November 7 - 8 at the Grimaldi Forum.
The MICS was first created in 2010 and is now a reference in the clubbing industry. It is recognized as the European leader in this sector.
Each and every year, thousands of international buyers and professionals meet to discover new products, new suppliers, new ideas that will shape the future of the industry for clubs, bars, restaurants, and private beaches.
The Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival is coming back for its 13th edition, and will take place from November 13th to December 2nd 2018 at the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo.
The Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival will welcome once again the biggest jazz artists, and will showcase jazz music as it is today. The festival will stay faithful to itself and its values by opening its doors to all musical trends while respecting the tradition of jazz. The Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival was created in 2006 under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, and gets its inspiration from music from all over the world, cherishing creativity and upcoming artists.
The Principality of Monaco is known for her love of ecology and for fast cars, the Monte-Carlo eRallye is the perfect blend of both and the 3rd Monte-Carlo eRallye will take place October 24 - 28, 2018.
The event is only for 100% electric vehicles, without the use of extension cables, and 100% hydrogenated or hybrid electric/hydrogen vehicles with 4 wheels. All vehicles must be registered for road use, with a capacity of 2 to 5 passengers, and only 45 vehicles will be admitted for this year's edition.
The Principality has never been so sexy thanks to Dita Von Teese who will perform her show "The Art of the Teese" on Saturday October 20, 2018 at the Opéra Garnier in Monaco.
Dita Von Teese is the international queen of erotic cabaret and her captivating burlesque show "The Art of the Teese" has been unanimously acclaimed by critics ; Monaco will now have the chance to discover it and enjoy it.
And it's October, which means it's time to celebrate Oktoberfest from October 20th until the 28th, 2018, at Café de Paris in Monte-Carlo.
The Principality of Monaco will be sporting Bavarian colors and celebrate as it should this 13th edition of Oktoberfest, with H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco in attendance.
The event will take place in the marquee at Café de Paris for 8 days and nights, and the marquee will be specially decorated for the occasion, respecting Bavarian culture for Oktoberfest.
The organic food festival "La Route du Goût" is coming to the Principality of Monaco from Thursday October 11th to Sunday October 14th, 2018.
The Route du Goût is an annual charity food festival for organic gastronomy, ecology, health, youth and sports. It is organized by the Bio Chef Global Spirit Association with as its president Paolo Sari, who is the only Michelin-starred being certified as an organic chef, hence his name "the Bio Chef".
For the eighth consecutive year, Art Monaco comes back to the Principality from September 27 - 30, 2018.
Organized by Opus Eventi, Art Monaco is one of the most highly anticipated art fairs in Europe, exhibiting over 4000 modern and contemporary pieces of art available for sale.
All artists and art galleries showcased at this Contemporary Art Fair have been carefully selected by an experienced team of art critics, so that Art Monaco can provide a platform with only the most compelling fine art. The artwork is coming from both established and emerging galleries ; and studio artists from all over the world are featured, offering a truly complete and exclusive experience to all the art lovers who shall attend.
We all know that a good app can make our life so much easier, so here are the top 7 apps that make exploring the Principality of Monaco even better, wether you are visiting, working or living in Monaco. Get ready for some insider information.
1) Monaco Welcome
The “Monaco Welcome” app has been developed by the Gouvernement Princier of Monaco and combines maps, transport information, useful facts about the Principality of Monaco, with its history and daily events.
The Monaco Yacht Show is a very important event in Monaco's yearly calendar of events, and this international yachting trade show will take place this year from September 26th until the 29th.
Over 120 exceptional superyachts and megayachts measuring between 25 and 100 meters long will be exhibited in the Port Hercules in the heart of the Principality of Monaco.
This international yachting exhibition is both for yachting professionals, prestigious clients and yacht lovers who want to discover sumptuous yachts in an exclusive environment.
Plastic and ocean pollution have been a major topic. The ocean represents more than 70% of the planet’s surface, producing 50% of the oxygen we breathe and absorbing 25% of the carbon dioxide released in the atmosphere. Yet, our oceans are suffering, overfishing and illegal fishing, together with plastic pollution are putting its balance in jeopardy, and only 4% of the global ocean enjoy protected status.
Facing this global challenge, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is taking action to promote sustainable oceans for generations to come, and for the second time, is organizing a major fundraiser, the Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean.
The 23rd on the 23rd!
The 23rd European Heritage Day will take place in Monaco on Sunday September 23, 2018.
For over twenty years, the European Heritage Day in Monaco has been coordinated by the Department of Cultural Affairs, and has offered visitors the opportunity to discover touristic and historical sites in the Principality of Monaco, together with giving them the possibility to visit places that are usually closed to the public.
The 14th edition of the Palermo-Montecarlo regatta took place August 21-26, 2018. This high-level regatta is part of the International Maxi Association (IMA), and is organized by the Circolo della Vela Sicilia in collaboration with the Monaco Yacht Club and the Costa Smeralda Yacht Club. This prestigious high sea regatta brings together a total of 55 boats.
This 14th edition started on Tuesday August 21, 2018 at noon when the boats left the Mondello Gulf, Sicily, to finish on Sunday August 26, 2018 at 8pm with the prize ceremony at the Monaco Yacht Club.
It is hot here in Monaco this summer! We still have a couple more weeks of summer and evenings are the best time to avoid the heat wave, so here's your guide to the most magic August Summer nights in the Principality of Monaco.
Thursday August 16, 2018
- Jimmy’z Monte-Carlo Party "Go Deep" with DJs Bedouin and Musumeci.
The exhibition "The Gold of the Pharaohs" is now showing at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, from July 7th to September 9th, 2018. This stunning exhibition is bringing together over 150 masterpieces from the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo.
Thanks to the precious expertise of Christiane Ziegler, the curator of the exhibition, "The Gold of the Pharaohs" presents a series of very prestigious discoveries, with items such as jewelry, gold and silver belts, vases, gold mirrors, sarcophagi, funerary masks and gold plated furniture.
The Monaco Red Cross Gala is not only one of the most important events of summer, but also of the entire year. The Prince Albert of Monaco and the Princess Charlene welcomed almost 800 guests last Friday, July 27 2018, for the 70th Monaco Red Cross Gala.
As we announced last week when we listed all the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival concerts, list that you can find here, the concert for the Red Cross Gala was performed by Seal in the Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Monte-Carlo.
Nothing is better than summer in Monaco, especially thanks to the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival and its fabulous concerts, bringing the biggest international stars, singers and performing artists to the Principality of Monaco, for your greatest pleasure.
July 6 to August 18, 2018
This summer, the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival offers an exceptional programming with 6 concerts in July and 8 concerts in August, plus 4 days of exclusive Cirque du Soleil performances.
Enjoy performances by Seal, Tom Jones, Etienne Daho, Mc Solaar, Santana, Grace Jones, Rita Ora and many more. The Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival is sure to spice up your summer.